• 43°
franklin county times

Leon Richard Pounders

Leon Richard Pounders went home to celebrate with his Lord Jesus on his 99th birthday, Aug. 18. He was born Aug. 18, 1918, to the late Aldo Cleveland and LaVada Pearl (Massey) Pounders.

Leon was a veteran of World War II, a Scottish Rite Mason and a long-time member of the Tremont Lion’s Club. He was a devoted member of Providence Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer of 55 years, and he loved driving a John Deere tractor. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He liked visiting with his friends at the “Liar’s Club” and making weekly visits to the Community Spirit Bank in Red Bay, for refreshments.

Leon is survived by his wife of almost 77 years, Margie Sue (Harrell) Pounders of Tremont; his son Gayre and wife Pat (Barnett) Pounders of Tremont; two granddaughters, Amy and husband Dwain Emerson of Hamilton and Audrey and husband Lee Wylie of Saltillo; three great-grandchildren, Drew Emerson, Kayden Wylie and Vada Wylie; and siblings Edith Collier, Sue Summerford, Billie Faye Newby, Bobby Pounders and Kenneth Pounders.

In addition to his parents, Leon was preceded in death by his siblings Burl Pounders, Travis Pounders, Owen Pounders, Grace Davis, Margaret Inmon and Leatha Pounders.

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: In memoriam – Monuments honor the fallen of Franklin

High School Sports

RHS senior chosen as Bryant-Jordan Region 8 Scholar winner

High School Sports

Russellville High School ladies soccer team members participate in annual Night to Shine

News

Russellville High School Scholars Bowl team qualifies for state tournament

News

Vina kindergarteners connect with lots of other classes

News

PCHS JAG student places in district conference

Features

Wedding Spotlight: Layne and Frank Edwards

Franklin County

RHS senior competes at state DYW competition

News

Extension, 4-H present free resume workshop

Franklin County

Franklin County has lots to love

High School Sports

Russellville High School honors alum Luther Tiggs with special night of basketball

News

BTCPA announces second production of season

News

RMS holds annual state assessment celebration

Franklin County

Red Bay welcomes new city attorney

Franklin County

Attempted traffic stop leads to high-speed vehicle pursuit, wreck 

Franklin County

Vehicle pursuit ends in wreck, arrest 

News

RFD, RHS collab promotes job readiness, community safety

Franklin County

Local students named to Mississippi State University’s fall 2023 President’s List

News

Russellville Elementary features among U.S. News & World Report best elementary schools

News

RCS receives recognition as finalist for national award

News

Plans get underway to raise funds for cancer research in memory of Bedfords

Franklin County

PHOTOS: Freezing temperatures make way for fun

Belgreen

Belgreen High School improves district report card score

News

RHS earns College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

x